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Let's Build Science!

ASTA Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2014

NAU Phoenix Campus

The annual conference of the Arizona Science Teachers Association, Let's Build Science! will be  held on November 7-8, 2014 at NAU Phoenix Campus, 15451 N. 28th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85053. Over 300 science educators will share ideas and work together to advocate research-based science teaching and learning for all of Arizona's children. Attendees have over 50 one-hour and three-hour workshops to choose from a focus strand:
·        Science as the Hub
·        STEM:  Integration and Innovation
·        Putting Science Standards Into Action
·        Effective Leadership
 

Click here to see session descriptions for Friday and Saturday.

ASTA is excited to partner with National Geographic/Cengage Learning to bring Adventurer and Conservationist Gregg Treinish, to our conference.  Gregg is a National Geographic Explorer and will be our keynote on November 7th.  Following is a link to his bio and a description of his work:
 
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/gregg-treinish/
 
Attendeess will also explore hundreds of science classroom resources by visiting exhibitors.    Click here to see registered exhibitors.  Conference attendees have full access to exhibits during these hours. 

Register today for the conference or you can register on-site! 

  • New/Renewing Members $175
  • Joint Member $220
  • Lifetime Member $155
  • Full-time Pre-Service Student $40
  • Spouse $40

Registration is available for single day and will be available on-site at NAU Phoenix Campus.  

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION 
To register as commercial click here
To register as a non-profit exhibitor click here

Note:  If registering after October 17th, your organization's information will not be printed in the program.  It will be added as an insert and it will be included on the onine version.

Interested in sponsoring an event at the conference?  Having an ad in the printed program?  Supporting a Teacher of the Year?  Click here to learn more about these opportunities.


CELEBRATION SOCIAL - Friday evening at NAU Phoenix Campus
The ASTA Celebration Social is being held in conjunction with ASTA’s annual conference, Let's Build Science!.  During the social we will be recognizing the ASTA’s Teacher of the Year Awardees, and the retiring and new ASTA Board Members..  The social will provide the opportunity for members to mingle with the exhibitors, meet other ASTA members from across the state and learn more about the exciting activities that ASTA provides.

"LEADERSHIP DAY" - AZSELA PRE-CONFERENCE WOKSHOP - NOVEMBER 6TH - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
In conjunction with the conference, AzSELA, ADE, and ASTA are partnering together for a Leader's Pre-Conference focused on Argumentation on Thursday, November 6th.  For details click here.  
Early Bird Registration for this 1 day event is $50

 

LODGING

Embassy Suites Phoenix - NorthMake your hotel reservations now and save!  ASTA has negotiated special discouonted room rates with Embassy Suites  Phoenix- North at 2577 West Greenway Road.  The hotel is just a few minutes away from the conference center.  

The special room rate of $108 (plus tax) for 2 queen-size beds is available until November 5th.

Click here to make your hotel arrangements:  http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PHXNOES-ATC-20141106/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

ASTA is grateful to NAU Phoenix Campus and National Geographic - Cengage Learning for suppoting the 2014 Annual Conference